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 By Max Graham    News    January 20, 2022 

Assembly grants heliski tour permit to fourth operator

After months of debate, the Haines Borough Assembly granted a heliski tour permit to a fourth operator in the Chilkat Valley. The Jan. 11 decision...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 22, 2021

2021 sees rebuilding, recovery from disaster, pandemic

Recovery and rebuilding were the watchwords of 2021 as residents navigated life in Haines among the...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 2, 2021

Heliski focus shifts to limiting helicopters

As the Haines Borough Assembly weighs a draft ordinance that would eliminate a cap on heliski tour permits in the borough, a new idea has piqued the i...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 11, 2021

Heliski code hearing reflects sharp divide

Twenty seven people, including a Scottish expedition guide with National Geographic, commented at a Tuesday hearing on a draft ordinance that would...

 
 By Max Graham    News    August 19, 2021

Officials hear pitches on heliski code

At a Tuesday meeting, heliski industry representatives and public commenters made their cases for or against changing borough code to allow a fourth...

 

Should the borough allow more Haines heliski operators?

The Haines Borough’s denial of an Idaho-based heliski company’s permit application is sparking a discussion about increasing the limit on how...

 
 By Sarah Elliott    News    April 29, 2021

SEABA hosts Instagram models in marketing effort

A bevy of Instagram models and "influencers" descended on Haines earlier this month as a promotion...

 
 By Sarah Elliott    News    April 15, 2021

Professional skier heliskis in Haines

American professional big mountain freeskier Lexi DuPont is currently in Haines heliskiing with SEABA. She is an athlete for BLANK collective films...

 

Thanks for helping us soar

The organizers of the Nash Memorial Big Air Contest would like to thank Mike’s Bike & Boards, the Alaska Sport Shop, Alaska Backcountry Outfitters,...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 4, 2021

Heliski operators mark return of tourism

All three Haines heli-ski companies—Alaska Heliskiing, Alaska Mountain Guides (AMG) and Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures (SEABA)—are...

 

This Week in History

November 2010 New start at heli-ski question Mayor appoints 9-member panel The Haines Borough’s new heli-skiing work group held its first meeting...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 29, 2020

Assembly ends heliski map committee work

The assembly voted down the heliski map committee’s request to continue work for another year. At a meeting earlier this month, the map committee vo...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 22, 2020

Heliski map committee asks for another year to address concerns

Another contentious meeting of the heliski map committee ended with a recommendation to the borough manager that members be allowed to continue commit...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 15, 2020

TAB approves changes to heliski tour GPS reporting requirements

The Haines Borough Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) approved staff-recommended changes to heliski code and administrative policy at an Oct. 8 meeting....

 

Heliski map committee to consider terrain closure recommendations

The borough’s heliski map committee is awaiting industry data before settling on a recommendation that could limit heliski activity in the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    September 3, 2020

SEABA investigated for heliskiing in Glacier Bay National Park

Heliski company Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures (SEABA) had “significant activity” on Glacier Bay National Park land on March 17,...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 26, 2020

Heliski companies shut down despite banner snow season

Heliskiing operators are suspending their seasons during one of the better snow years in a decade to help slow the spread of coronavirus in Haines....

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 12, 2019

Local groups protest Ring of Fire management plan

The Bureau of Land Management may expand allotted helicopter landings on the 320,000 acres of mountain terrain in the Chilkat Valley from 300 to...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 17, 2019

Heliport re-application in the works

Borough planning commissioners Thursday delayed voting on a tour operator’s eight-year push for a permit to construct a commercial heliport near 26...

 

Big Air was a big success

The 2019 Olen Nash Memorial Big Air Contest was a great success!  Thanks to the crowd, of about 40, for hiking up to egg us on, the judges-Luck...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    March 28, 2019

'Snow Drought' bodes ill for ski season

For the past three seasons, drought conditions have marred the heliski industry, which depends on adequate snowfall. Snowfall in Southeast is 50 to...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 20, 2018

Heliski company offers terrain near Petersburg

Beginning in January, adrenaline junkies heading to Alaska for heliskiing can now launch off a boat moored at the foot of untouched mountains in...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    July 26, 2018

Low snow causes worst heliski season on record

Haines heliski companies had one of the worst seasons ever this year as bad weather and snow conditions limited time in the mountains. Southeast Alask...

 

New weather station will monitor the pass

Whether you use Haines Pass to backcountry ski or get to the Alaska Highway, you can head out a little more informed this winter. An automated weather...

 

Letters to the Editor

Finished with Mud Bay 'spring' Regarding the test results for the Mud Bay “spring.” I applaud the assembly for ordering further testing of the...

 

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